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FOX News
Nov 30, 2012 6:00am PST
that could ultimately define marriage under federal law. william la jeunesse following this story out of los angeles now. william, what's happening today? good morning. >> reporter: well is the federal law that defines marriage as a union of a man and woman constitutional? the nine justices today will decide if they want to take that case up this spring. now there are 10 pending cases involving gay rights before the court. eight involve challenges to the defense of marriage act known as doma. it bars the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, and, it says one state does not have to recognize the same-sex marriage of another state. it was signed into law in 1996 but then president clinton, it was passed by large majorities in both houses including large margins of democrats. president obama was before the law before he was against it. but now the administration is pushing the supreme court bill to overturn doma as well. already two lower courts said the clause that bars same sex spouses from receiving federal benefits like social security, survivor benefits, insurance, violat
FOX News
Dec 4, 2012 6:00am PST
's prince charles, prince william, and then the child of william and kate. if queen elizabeth we expect she'll be around when this child is born, she would be the first monarch to greet a great grandchild in great some time. >> since queen victoria to king edward ii. it is extraordinary, this tradition. the primary function of a royal wife is the production of an heir and a spare very quickly. we are not surprised kate middleton is pregnant. they had to get the jubilee and the olympics out of the way. martha: they seem to be right on schedule. it seems like it's when we heard it would happen. >> she is 31 in january. it's been bump watch. there was a peanut butter paste she refused to eat last year so people were suggesting she might be pregnant. martha: so if it's twins, the doctor will sort of decide which baby to pull out first and that the heir. >> absolutely. that's a big rule change. this baby will make royal and constitutional history. it used to be the male would take precedence. girls make better queens, anyway. martha: we could talk about this forever. i'll talk to you soon. we'll
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